Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 2:21 PM by Global Reach

2011 Audubon CountyChris Jensen was never a 4-H’er as a youth, but has been a longtime supporter of both 4-H and ISU Extension. She truly believes in the 4-H motto “To make the best, better”, and has demonstrated that over the past 20 years.

She lived the 4-H experience through her daughters but was also active as a leader and volunteer.  From Discovery 4-H, to the Bill Riley Talent show, 4-H style show, ultimately leading the Audubon Peppy Pals from 1998 until 2003, she taught 4-H’ers the importance of being of service in one’s community.  And boy, did she teach by showing! Not only did she teach in the community, she taught in the schools and has been a strong advocate for 4-H to her 4th grade classes! 

For as long as she has been involved, Chris has been a staple at the Audubon County Fair. Chris is always around to help fill any gap that needs help!  You can find Chris working at the figure 8 races, in the fair board office, at the big wheel races, handing out ribbons, and helping run the rides, just to name a few.  Chris has always played a major part in the behind the scenes parts of fair as well, making sure that everything is up and running, ready for the next day.
Not only is Chris a vital part of the 4-H program, but she is a volunteer in her community as well.  Chris has taken a troupe of junior high and high school students to the Iowa Summit for Volunteerism, and helped develop the youth volunteer organization Audubon County Teens Volunteer. She works with Character Counts, is an active member of the Exira Lutheran Church, and is an officer of PEO chapter BJ.  She is willing to help plant flowers, just about anywhere!

Chris truly displays her 4 “H”’s everywhere she goes and has been and continues to be a strong advocate for the 4-H program.

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